LOUISBURG -- Andy Stokes thought he was just recruiting one player when he made a visit last spring to the Southern Nash High School campus. As it turned out, Stokes got a three-for-one bargain as a trio of Ladybirds opted to sign letters-of-intent to join Stokes' women's soccer program at Louisburg College. Southern Nash has a rich history of sending athletes to Louisburg College -- but none on the women's soccer front until Stokes inked deals with Sabrina Vaughan, Leticia Cantera and Jennifer Salazar.
WILSON -- Through Day One, Northern Nash's Grayson Tanner was still alive in the singles portion of the Big East Conference Girls Tennis Tournament, which was being held at the Barton College Courts. Tanner secured a pair of victories during Monday's opening action to advance into Tuesday's semifinals. The championship round was also slated for Tuesday. Tanner was scheduled to take on No. 1 seed Taylor Love from Wilson Hunt.
BENSON -- Three Southern Nash standouts -- and one from Rocky Mount -- represented Nash County at the 2016 Class 3-A East Regional Girls Golf Championships. The event was held Monday at Reedy Creek Golf Course in Johnston County. Southern Nash, coached by Todd Brewer, finished in ninth place overall in the team standings with 348 strokes.
MONTGOMERY, ALA./LA GRANGE, GA. -- The North Carolina Wesleyan College Battling Bishop men's soccer team moved to 7-0 in USA South Conferenc play over the weekend, out-scoring Huntingdon and LaGrange by an 11-2 combined score to secure a pair of road victories. A.J. Wadda netted four goals, including one gamewinner over the two-match span, while Olafur Einarsson notched a pair of scores and an assist. Wesleyan opened the weekend with a 4-1 victory at Huntingdon last Saturday.
NASH COUNTY -- The recent decision by the North Carolina High School Athletic Association to extend the football season by one week due to the effects of Hurricane Matthew has impacted games involving Northern Nash, Southern Nash and Nash Central that were postponed last Friday. The contests, which were targeted for next Tuesday, will instead be staged on November 9-10. On November 9, Nash Central will travel to Wilson Fike for a Big East Conference make-up showdown.
CHAPEL HILL - The North Carolina High School Athletic Association Board of Directors and Commissioner Que Tucker have made the difficult decision to move playoff dates following historic flooding in many parts of Eastern North Carolina. "The logistics of moving the fall championships dates, especially this close to the events are complex; however, we must do everything in our power to do what is best for our student-athletes in the state," Tucker said. "Keeping our young people safe as we try to minimize risk of injury must be paramount in our decisions."
MURFREESBORO -- The Chowan University women's soccer team blanked Barton College 1-0 on Sunday afternoon. The Hawks improve dto 7-5-1 on the year with the victory while the Bulldogs slid to 6-7 overall with the setback. Chowan's seven wins is the most for the women's soccer program since the 2008 season (7-10-1). Sunday's win marked the first victory over Barton since the 2009 season (2-0).
North Carolina Wesleyan College recently saluted the five members of its senior class from the 2016 volleyball squad. Pictured are (l to r) Christina Huber, Ayla Brewer, Tori Stewart, Evie Hunter, and Yasmin Alexander. The players were honored last Friday as part of a home decision over Mary Baldwin College at Everett Gymnasium on the NCWC campus in Rocky Mount. Stewart recently passed the 1,000-kill mark for her career.
Former Southern Nash High School standout Leticia Cantera (left) has been exceptional on the defensive end this season for the Louisburg College women's soccer squad. Cantera is currently a starter for the Lady Hurricanes, who compete in Region X of the National Junior College Athletic Association.